Re: Does "apt-get dist-upgrade" upgrade the kernel?
On 07/05/11 17:18, Camaleón wrote:
I'm running wheezy and it's since weeks that I started wondering when a
new kernel will come to testing :-)
root@debian:~# cat /etc/issue
Debian GNU/Linux wheezy/sid \n \l
test@debian:~$ uname -r
Now (by purely chance) I realized that there is indeed a new kernel
available in the repositories so that this means it was me making some
kind of mistake.
root@debian:~# apt-cache search linux-image
(snip list of packages)
linux-image-2.6-686 - Linux 2.6 for modern PCs (meta-package)
linux-image-686 - Linux for modern PCs (meta-package)
I use to upgrade the machine with this command:
apt-get update&& apt-get -V dist-upgrade
Should I have been using another one that automatically triggered the new
kernel? Or is that kernel needs to be manually pulled? :-?
Do you have the linux-image-686 package installed? (I see you're using
the 686 version) This package is a dummy package that depends on the
latest kernel, currently linux-image-2.6.38-2-686. If you do, then
apt-get dist-upgrade will install the new kernel when available (but it
won't remove your old kernel).